Revelation 9:2-3, 11 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
Have you ever heard of CERN also known as the Large Hadron Collider located in Cern, Switzerland? As with most people, you probably haven’t. Simply put, the CERN LHC is an atom smasher… Well, to be precise, it is a “particle collider”. It is the largest and most powerful machine ever built by man measuring 16.8 miles long buried fifty meters underground.
Using a series of super conducting magnets, this machine takes sub-atomic particles and speeds them up to 99.99% of the speed of light and then smashes them together in powerful collisions that for a split second in time create more energy than the sun. Additionally, as this device is operated, it creates a magnetic field that is 100,000 times greater than the magnetic field of the whole Earth!
So what’s the big deal about this machine? What relevance does it have, if any, for us as Christians? Isn’t it just some big device being used to conduct large scale science experiments? The quick and easy answer is, yes. Scientists are using this machine to study unknown and formerly unknown sub-atomic particles like the Higgs-Boson. They’re also using it to search for “dark matter” as well as other unknown dimensions.
And it’s with this in mind that we have a perfect segue into a possible connection with Christianity. As believers, we already know that alternate dimensions exist, though we commonly refer to them as the spiritual realm. We speak about heaven and hell which are places that exist beyond our physical reality. We also talk about angels, demons, and God Himself who is Spirit. In the Book of Ephesians we specifically read:
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Obviously, in this verse “principalities”, “powers”, “rulers of darkness”, and “heavenly places” are references to beings and places that are somewhere beyond the physical world that we can see and touch. So, when we hear about scientific experiments involved with searching for other dimensions beyond those we currently experience and understand, it really shouldn’t catch us off guard or be a concept that is hard to grasp.
However, knowing what the Bible says about evil beings such as fallen angels and demons who live in a spiritual world beyond our own, when we hear that scientists are attempting to open a gateway to alternate dimensions it should raise a few red flags. Now perhaps you may think I’m going a little overboard here, but let’s dig a little deeper into what is happening at CERN.
In 2009, Director for Research and Scientific Computing at CERN, Sergio Bertolucci, is quoted as saying, “Out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it.” WHAT? Did you get that? One of the head guys, NOT a Christian, actually admits that not only could a dimensional gateway (door) be opened but that something could actually come through it. Of course this doesn’t necessarily have to refer to some sort of rational intelligent entity; but at the same time it doesn’t rule it out either.
Now here’s where things get a little interesting… There are a couple weird facts about CERN that most people are unaware of:
- The geographic location of this site encompasses the city ancient Roman city of “Apolliacum”. It was a town named after and had a temple dedicated to the Roman god Apollo.
- In front of the CERN facility, there is a statue of the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva.
So, let’s start putting things together here and see where there might be a connection to Christianity. To summarize:
- At Cern, Scientists are trying to open a door to another dimension
- It’s been said that “something” could come through that doorway
- It’s located on an ancient site where worship of the ancient Roman god Apollo occurred
- A statue of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction sits outside the CERN facility
This brings me to the verse I included at the start of this post. For Christians who have read the book of Revelation, they should be familiar with this verse. In Revelation chapter 9 which speaks about things taking place during the Great Tribulation, a strange event is prophesied to occur. At some time in the future, God is going to permit the “bottomless pit” to be opened, at which time strange locust type creatures will be released to inflict pain on those who have rebelled against God. Many well respected Bible scholars including Dr. Chuck Missler believe that these creatures are actually demonic entities who will be released. The leader / King of these creatures will be a being known as Apollyon or Apollo. In Hebrew, the name for this creature is Abaddon and is known as “The Destroyer“
Thus what we have here in the Bible is a prophecy that at some point in the future, a door to the bottomless pit (a.k.a. Hell) will be opened and a creature known as Apollo the Destroyer will emerge from that gateway leading an army of evil creatures (Fallen Angels?) to inflict torture upon those who have rebelled against God. Here are a couple more verses from scripture that allude to Fallen Angels being imprisoned in hell until God’s appointed time of Judgement:
2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
Jude 1:6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
At this point I’m hoping you are starting to see the connection. Is it possible that the CERN device could actually be the tool that is used to open the doorway to the bottomless pit? Could CERN open a gateway to Hell whether by accident or intentionally? Sounds crazy right? But for those who take the Bible seriously, an event like this WILL happen sometime in the future. So I find it interesting that secular scientists actually believe they can open a doorway to another dimension. I find it interesting that the Bible says Apollo will emerge from the bottomless pit and that CERN is located in a place where Apollo was worshipped in ancient times. I find it interesting that the Hebrew name for Apollo is Abaddon, “The Destroyer”, and standing outside CERN is the statue of Shiva, “The Destroyer”.
Of course all of this could just be coincidence and there is no reason to to give much thought to it. On the other hand, we may be standing at the cutting edge of the fulfillment of a very peculiar Bible prophecy.
Either way, in my opinion, some doors should never be opened.
For more info on this topic, here is an amazing video by Timothy Alberino of The Alberino Analysis.